This Has To Stop
When I first heard the news about the school shooting in Newtown, Conn Friday, my first thought was who in their right mind could enter a school and shoot and kill 20 first graders and another 6 people who worked at the school.As the weekend went on i thought about the movie theater shooting in Aurora ,Colorado, The tragic shooting of former congresswoman Gabby Giffords in Arizona, the Fort Hood shootings here in our area, the Virgina Tech shootings on campus ,the shooting at a house of worship in Wisconsin and the Columbine shootings again in Colorado,then just this morning reading the headlines brought it all home to me. 10 teenagers shot over the weekend in Chicago,2 Kansas police officers fatally shot while on duty,an Indiana man with 47 guns arrested after a school threat and a gunman shoots 1 in a Texas movie theater parking lot. We are a violent nation that loves guns plain and simple,President Obama wants to tackle the gun problem, and everyone agrees something has to be done to stop this violence from happening,but no one wants to take the first step to address the problem and until we do as a nation,sadly these types of incidents will happen over and over again.In fact one of the country's most powerful gun lobbies is located just three miles from from Sandy Hook Elementary where Friday shootings took place. The National Shooting Sports Foundation spent over $500.000 in 2012 on pro gun lobbying and the NRA spent another 2.2 million in 2012 on Washington D.C. lobbyist, until this problem is solved at the Government level sadly guns will remain part of our fabric,so again i say this has to stop. But will it ever?